For those who have just started out on their FAMILY HISTORY journey,
I’ve compiled a number of resources that I have found particularly useful.
Come back regularly because I will be adding to it all the time.
Just a word of advice, be vary wary about clicking onto links for online family history sites and adding the information to your family, it’s not always accurate and you could end up corrupting your family tree and believe me it’s extremely difficult to unravel it when you do.
Put your family tree onto a database on your computer (and back it up regularly). I use the online family trees to seek information but my actual database is on my computer and backed up in the cloud. I really do recommend Legacy Family Tree for anyone starting out or even for those who already have information.
It makes life a lot easier and you know that the information that you have is accurate.
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I just had the Ai GPT write a Patton Family song. Now I just need to get someone to put it to music for me. Hopefully with a Viking / Celtic feeling.Verse 1:Patton family, Vikings of oldConquered lands, stories to be toldFrom Normandy they set sailTo England's shores, they would prevailChorus:Patton family, strong and trueTheir legacy, we carry throughFrom Scotland's shores to Australia's landPioneers, they took a standVerse 2:In Scotland they lived for over four hundred yearsTheir tales of valor, brought many to tearsBut the call of adventure, it burned in their heartsTo a new land, they would departChorus:Patton family, strong and trueTheir legacy, we carry throughFrom Scotland's shores to Australia's landPioneers, they took a standVerse 3:To Australia and America they wentTheir bravery and courage, it was evidentPioneers, they paved the wayFor generations to come, to live and playChorus:Patton family, strong and trueTheir legacy, we carry throughFrom Scotland's shores to Australia's landPioneers, they took a standOutro:The Patton family, a tale of mightTheir spirit lives on, a guiding lightThrough centuries of change, they stood tallTheir legacy, forever to stand, forever to be hallowed. ... See MoreSee Less
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VIDEO UPDATE Bonsai The Patton Family Oak Tree acorns. The Patton Family Oak Tree was planted circa 1886 by my Great-Great Grandmother Caroline Mary Alice Scott Patton at Shaldon Cottage in Wallan East. The Tree still stands on a property called Oakdale between Wallan East & Upper Plenty. ... See MoreSee Less
Yummo….. NOT !!!Earthworms are 82% protein, rich in Omega 3, and pair well with cumin and curry. They reportedly taste like bacon. ... See MoreSee Less
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My research is starting to expose a number of Patton Family lines in the U.S.A where the Male Y DNA is absent from male descendants due to the Patton Family name being passed on maternally rather than paternally. ... See MoreSee Less
In 1960, David Latimer planted a tiny garden inside of a large glass bottle and sealed it shut. He opened the bottle 12 years later in 1972 to add some water and then sealed it for good. The self contained ecosystem has flourished for nearly 60 years.For those who are wondering how this is even possible: the garden is a perfectly balanced and self-sufficient ecosystem. The bacteria in the compost eats the dead plants and breaks down the oxygen that is released by the plants, turning it into carbon dioxide, which is needed for photosynthesis. The bottle is essentially a microcosm of earth. ... See MoreSee Less
I got pulled over on the M6 for going 15 Kph over the speed limit. 🚓As the Garda started walking up to my car, i rolled my windows down ..... 🚙My adorable and apparently INCREDIBLY smart 4 yr old niece , started screaming from the backseat:“It’s coming out!!!!!” 😱😱😱😱😱😱“I can’t hold it any longer!!!!!”😳😳😳😳“It’s almost here!!!!!!!!!!!”Now the Garda is HEARING her scream this....and he leans in the window and asks her “What’s going on here???”She looks him 💀 DEAD IN THE FACE 💀And says “I’ve got poop coming outta my butt!!”🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️He started laughing 😂😂😂😂I looked like I was about to cry 😭😭😭😭😭He asked how far I had to go, which was about 2 Km home. He told me to drive safe and get miss thang home to do her business. He could NOT stop laughing😂😂😂As soon as we pulled away I asked “What the hell was that about???”😳😳😳😳😳😳This kid,smirked and said “I saw it on YouTube but I didn’t think it would work”🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️I said “So...... You're not pooping 💩?”She said nope and you're not in trouble either.OMG 👀👀👀This kid is my hero 🦸♀️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Halloween isn’t just an American holiday it’s a Scottish & Irish tradition.One theory holds that many Halloween traditions were influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain, which are believed to have pagan roots.Some go further and suggest that Samhain may have been Christianized as All Hallow's Day, along with its eve, by the early Church.Other academics believe Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, being the vigil of All Hallow's Day.Celebrated in Ireland and Scotland for centuries, Irish and Scottish immigrants took many Halloween customs to North America in the 19th century, and then through American influence Halloween had spread to other countries by the late 20th and early 21st century.￼ ... See MoreSee Less
Here's an interesting tidbit that I picked up in my research today.We had a mass migration of Patton's from Mississippi to Texas in 1882, ten families in fact.In 1887 Harry James Rogers married Mary Lynn Patton (1859-1939, 1868-1941) in Bell County, and they settled for life at the Old Rock House Place in Plum Creek near Levita.Here they operated their commercial subsistence farm and raised eight children, another having died in infancy.In 1877 the Isaac Rogers family migrated by train from Panola County, Mississippi except that Harry and two brothers followed by wagon-train with household goods and farming equipment. The Pattons came there in 1882 with a colony of ten families, all from Mississippi. ... See MoreSee Less
An update on the “children” of the oak tree planted by my great great grandmother Caroline Mary Alice Scott Patton in 1886 at Wallan East￼ ... See MoreSee Less
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